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Dan Cook (Mt. Diablo St. Park)

Average Rating:    (3.63 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 16

Once you get on this single-track look out for hikers, or fellow bikers burrolowing down this trail. The single track goes along for about a mile , it eventually leads you into a fire Road (Dan Cook). Then put your bike in its Granny Gear and just motor up the trail. When you get to the top of the fire trail keep going up the paved road you run into. When you level out you are at Rock City. If you have never been here before its worth the time to hike around and check out this place. Once done with your explorations....... turn around, shift down , and hold on. (Oh and by the way watch out for the S turn, Unless you like to drop off cliffs)
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Latitude
37.842868092687425
Longitude
-121.94540977478027
Trail Directions
There are several ways to get to the trail-head but, the easiest way is to take the El Cerro exit off the 680 Freeway. Go East for about 2-3 miles until you pass Diablo Country Club. After DCC you will run inot a Stop Sign. Go left at the stop and travel along this road for about a mile. Right as you begin to travel up Mt. Diablo you will see a small single-track on the left. It is poorly marked, but if you pay attention its right across from a swinging metal gate on your right. You can usually park your car right at the trail head but, you might have to back track to find a space.
Trail Length
miles4-5
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Danville
   


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Review Date
August 10, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: I have a kool bike ,  Cross Country Rider



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Review Date
December 1, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: 2xr ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A fun trail, great all around workout. I broke my hip on that "S Turn" a few months ago and can say that the ground is ...well...HARD.

Needless to say, don't let my freak accident keep you from hitting this trail. Be advised that one the way down hill.. Pass the bridge and continue on the trail. Before you get to some homes and the end of the fire trail, take a left on Green Valley trail. This little singletrack gem is super fun and can be ridden very fast.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Oyster Pt...and whatever lung buster there is in the EBay...



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Review Date
October 23, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: RodonGF ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Trail in good condition. The main reason I am writing this review is to report that my truck was broken into while parked off the side of S. Gate Road. My window was smashed in, but thankfully my alarm must have scarred the perpetrators away. Nothing was stolen. Just want others to be aware. The park ranger said that it not a "common" occurence, but that they have had others in the past, maybe a year ago or so. The ranger suggested parking at the school that is just down the road (some kind of college prep school). Riding this trail was a nice warm up (not steep, lot of curves)leading up to the summit trail which it intersects with at the bridge at the end of the trail. The summit trail was a semi-steep and bumpy fire road type(fun for the way down).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
The summit trail as mentioned above.



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Review Date
September 8, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: crantastic ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I have to say, i really enjoy this trail, although it's definitely too short. currently, i'm using it as a weekly after-work ride. the singletrack after the bridge (when heading downhill) is beautiful, with enough quick turns to make sure you're paying attention. i'm a really big fan of the XC stuff i've seen out at Mt Diablo. it's always very scenic, rolling, and fun.

Recommended Route:
start on the flat pavement at the bottom, well outside the gate, ride up the approx 1300' in 3.1 miles to the trailhead (cant rememember the parking lot name, lower something), and then barrel down. turn left at the bridge.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
bbq terrace to wall point.



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Review Date
May 5, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: DAD & MOM , from alamo

Summary:
damit Damon I better not catch you on that trail again. Me and Mom don't want you doing that stuff cause your going to get hurt.

Recommended Route:
damon nordby you better get your ass in the house......

Other recommended trails in the same area:
this trail is awesome....



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